Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
The numbers for Wednesday include series lows for a couple of shows and a second-week decline for a new drama:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Goldbergs (ABC)||1.7/7||6.15|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX)||1.3/5||6.17|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.5/2||1.54|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC)||1.5/5||5.29|
|9 p.m.||Modern Family (ABC)||2.0/7||6.69|
|Criminal Minds (CBS)||1.3/5||7.16|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.3/5||5.66|
|The 100 (The CW)||0.4/1||1.00|
|9:30 p.m.||Black-ish (ABC)||1.6/6||5.37|
|10 p.m.||Chicago PD (NBC)||1.3/5||6.51|
|Match Game (ABC)||0.9/3||3.61|
Wednesday night brought series-low ratings for a pair of dramas, a second-week decline for CBS’ “Doubt” and very little positive news.
“Arrow” scored a series low in adults 18-49 with a 0.5 for The CW, down a tenth from last week. The show has already been renewed, so it’s perhaps not a major concern, but low is low. NBC’s “Blindspot” (0.8) tied its low, set last week — that’s the wrong direction for a bubble show to be heading.
CBS’ “Doubt” slipped two tenths of a point from its premiere to a 0.6. “The Goldbergs” (1.7), “Lethal Weapon” (1.3) and “Law & Order: SVU” (1.3) all fell a tenth.
“Black-ish” (1.6) and “Criminal Minds” (1.3) were the only shows to improve on last week’s ratings, each rising by 0.1. “Speechless” matched last week’s preliminary 1.5 (it adjusted up in the finals), and everything else is even with last week’s final numbers.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.5/5||1.3/5||1.1/4||1.0/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.12||5.05||5.43||5.42||1.27|
Late night metered-market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.3/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.5/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.7/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time.
Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.